The man accused of shooting a Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy during an early-morning raid last month pleaded not guilty in federal court on Friday morning.
Jarvis Harvy entered a not guilty plea and said nothing beyond that during the short court appearance, WWL-TV reported.
The man authorities allege that Hardy shot inside his Lower 9th Ward house, meanwhile, remains in critical but stable condition.
Col. John Fortunato, a spokesman for the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, said Deputy Stephen Arnold is still in the hospital. Arnold was shot five times while working as a federally deputized agent as part of a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration team serving an arrest warrant on Hardy on Jan. 26.
Hardy was indicted on Feb. 5 on counts of attempted murder of a federal agent, discharge of a firearm during a crime of violence and drug trafficking, possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking, possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and distribution of crack cocaine.
WWL-TV’s Danny Monteverde contributed reporting.